Adobe Creative Cloud just keeps getting more expensive | Apertura Designs

Adobe Creative Cloud just keeps getting more expensive

Following 2017's round of price hikes for Creative Cloud—that had many customers cumulatively paying over 200 percent more—Adobe in March of this year introduced yet further increases. While the changes are limited to North American customers (for now), it's a timely reminder of how online-only technology vendors can modify the costs and terms of use of their products at any time and for any reason.

Fortunately, recent major new releases of competing open source digital design apps—such as GIMP 2.10—offer real choice for businesses seeking freedom from Adobe's software rental ransom scheme. Open source alternatives ship with a range of advantages over Creative Cloud (such as full cross platform compatibility and no subscription costs), and are loaded with thoroughly professional-grade features. It's eminently practical for businesses and creative professionals to easily switch from Creative Cloud to a powerhouse open source replacement:

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